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Orange County Board of EducationCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 4

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Chris Norby

Retired Orange County Teacher
31,095 votes (34.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Accountability for parents...
  • Transparency for taxpayers.
  • High standards for teachers.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Teacher
Member, State Assembly, California State Legislature — Elected position (2010–2012)
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors — Elected position (2003–2010)
Board Member, Orange County Transportation Authority — Appointed position (2003–2010)
Teacher, Brea-Olinda Unified School District (1986–2002)
Mayor, City Council, City of Fullerton — Elected position (1984–2002)

Education

Cal State Fullerton M.A., History (1988)
Occidental College BA, Religious Studies (1972)

Community Activities

Member, Fullerton HS PTSA (2015–current)
Mamber, Beechwood School PTSA (2015–current)
Member, Fullerton HS Aquatics Booster Club (2014–current)
Member, Wilshire Avenue Community Church (2010–current)

Biography

Classroom high school teeacher (history, civics) 27 years.

Fullerton Mayor & City Council, 18 years

Orange County Supervisor, 4th District

California State Assembly, 72nd District

Education: B.A., Occidental College, M.A., Cal State Fullerton.

Father of 5 children, with 4 still attending public schools

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (3)

  • Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait
  • Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel
  • Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Government exists to protect our freedoms and provide certain basic services. 

Education is one of those services, and should be accountable to taxpayers, parents and students. Teachers shopuld be held to the highest standards, and be compensated fairly to attract the best talent. Parents should have educational options, not one-size-fits all mandates.

As a former teacher and elected official at the city, county and state level, I have the experience and knowledge to make a difference on the Orange County Board of Education. 

Position Papers

Education

Summary

Accountability, Performance and Standards.

Our schools should be accountable to parents, offering them options and providing constant interaction as to their students' performance. Schools should provide value to taxpayers in operations and facilities investment. Schools should be responsible to local elected officials, not top-down state or federal mandates such as Common Core.

 

Teachers should earm competitive salaries to attract and retain the best talent, then given the training and administrative support to meet the highest standards of classroom performance.

 

 

 

 

School Accountability

Summary

School Accountability

Schools must be accountable to students by using their time wisely and maximizing effective teaching strategies. Schools must be accountable to taxpayers with transparent fincancial practices. Schools must be accountable to parents with effective communication and interaction. Schools must be accountable to teachers and staff by providing fair compensation and training to mazimize effectiveness.

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